Feds offer $5,000 reward for information in mosque arson

U.S. 05/20/19, 12:24

A $5,000 reward has been announced for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to a Connecticut mosque.The Boston division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Monday it was offering the reward to help solve the arson case.The fire May 12 damaged ...

Update: 2 in school shooting face murder, other charges

U.S. 05/15/19, 10:55

The Latest on the Colorado school shooting (all times local):9:55 a.m.Colorado prosecutors have charged the students suspected of opening fire at their school with over a dozen counts of murder and attempted murder as well as theft and arson.Display grows outside the STEM School Highlands Ranch a week after the ...

Mayor: Evidence of incendiary device found in mosque fire

U.S. 05/14/19, 11:43

A Connecticut mayor says authorities have found evidence that an incendiary device or material was used to start a weekend fire at a mosque.Federal, state and local authorities are investigating Sunday afternoon's blaze that damaged two floors of New Haven's Diyanet Mosque as arson .Mayor Toni Harp says in a ...

Fire chief: Connecticut mosque fire appears to be arson

U.S. 05/13/19, 14:37

A top fire official says a fire at a Connecticut mosque appears to be arson.New Haven Fire Chief John Alston said Monday investigators had found evidence the Sunday afternoon blaze at the Diyanet Mosque was "intentionally set" and a criminal investigation is underway.He didn't disclose the nature of the evidence.Fire ...

Congressman struggles to forgive his shooter 2 years later

Politics 05/10/19, 10:34

Rep. Steve Scalise says he still struggles to forgive the man who shot him and four others at a congressional baseball practice nearly two years ago. The Louisiana Republican says he discussed his battle to absolve the shooter when he and Vice President Mike Pence recently visited the leaders of three ...

Update: Federal hate crimes charged in synagogue attack

U.S. 05/09/19, 13:54

The Latest on hate crimes charges against the suspect in the California synagogue shooting and a mosque fire (all times local):11:50 a.m.Federal prosecutors say 109 hate crime charges filed against a 19-year-old man accused of shooting up a California synagogue involve the murder of one person, the attempted murder ...

VP Pence to visit black church burned by arsonist

U.S. 05/02/19, 23:12

Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Louisiana to show his support for members of three black churches burned by an arsonist.Pence is scheduled to meet with community leaders and parishioners of the three churches.He's also slated to visit Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, one of the burned churches.The Rev. Gerald ...

Update: Suspect in California synagogue shooting named

U.S. 04/27/19, 19:22

The Latest on a shooting at a synagogue in Southern California (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Authorities have identified the suspect in a shooting at a synagogue outside San Diego as John Earnest and say he's also being investigated in a fire at a mosque in a nearby city last month. San Diego ...

Prison term Ok’d for man acquitted in ‘Goodfellas’ heist

U.S. 04/23/19, 14:53

A judge properly considered a legendary airport robbery recounted in the movie "Goodfellas" when she sentenced a reputed mobster to eight years in prison for an unrelated road rage arson, an appeals court said Tuesday.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan made the determination as it upheld the ...

St Patrick’s suspect previously arrested at other cathedral

New York 04/18/19, 16:02

A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department said. Marc Lamparello, 37, is facing charges ...

Update: NYC cathedral suspect had booked flight to Italy

New York 04/18/19, 12:01

The Latest on a man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick's in New York City (all times local):1 p.m.Police say a man arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York with two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had booked a flight to Italy and had ...

After Notre Dame, support for torched black churches swells

Europe 04/17/19, 18:20

The crowdfunding campaign to raise money for three African American churches gutted by arson in Louisiana began a week ago, but donations surged after flames engulfed the roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the outcry provoked a conversation about the disparate reactions to the tragedies.Nearly $1 billion had ...

Donations for burned black churches up after Notre Dame fire

Europe 04/16/19, 18:58

A crowdfunding campaign for three African American churches in Louisiana recently gutted by arson was climbing Tuesday after social media posts urging the public not to forget the plight of the small houses of worship as the eyes of the world were on the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris."As ...

Bond hearing for white suspect in black church fires

U.S. 04/15/19, 00:23

The white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana is scheduled for a bond hearing.The clerk of court's office in St. Landry Parish says the hearing for 21-year-old Holden Matthews is scheduled for Monday morning before state District Judge James Doherty.Matthews, the son of ...

Update: Monday bond hearing for suspect in church fires

U.S. 04/12/19, 15:11

The Latest on the arrest of a suspect in recent arson fires at black churches in Louisiana (all times local):3 p.m.A bond hearing has been set for the suspect in three recent arson fires at African American churches in Louisiana.FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, firefighters and ...

Update: Suspect in church fires identified as white man

U.S. 04/11/19, 10:07

The Latest on fires at black churches in Louisiana. (all times local):10:05 a.m.The suspect arrested in a string of fires at historically black churches in southern Louisiana has been identified as a 21-year-old white man.FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, firefighters and fire investigators respond to a ...

Mississippi man pleads guilty in ‘Vote Trump’ church arson

U.S. 03/28/19, 21:49

A member of a black church in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to burning the church, which was also spray painted with the slogan "Vote Trump," a week before the 2016 presidential election. Andrew McClinton, 47, pleaded guilty to arson Thursday, the Delta Democrat-Times reported. His sentencing is set for late April. Investigators ...

New Zealand attack note left at fire at California mosque

U.S. 03/24/19, 23:58

A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday.Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before firefighters around 3:15 a.m., ...

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